Guest post by Suzanne Waldron
According to a recent survey by Direct Health Solutions, the cost of absenteeism to the Australian economy now exceeds $32.5 billion per annum in payroll and lost productivity costs.
In 1999, a phenomenon was born. In the now famous scene from The Matrix, Morpheus offers Neo two pills - the red pill or the blue pill. One promises to allow him to return to his life as he knew it, the other to step out of the world he thought was real and go "down the rabbit hole".
By now, we've all heard the story of the two weavers who promised to create a suit of clothes for the Emperor, a suit that is invisible to anyone who is unfit for positions of power or incredibly stupid. While his own ministers pretended they could see the garments, the tale comes to an end when
Are you an introvert?
Are you an extrovert?
Chances are that at some point in your career you have been told that you are one or the other, either in a conversation or through an HR assessment designed to get to the bottom of your personality. There's also no shortage of literature
By Hamish Williams
We all get out of the wrong side of bed some days. Even people with the sunniest of dispositions have moments where it’s virtually impossible to maintain a positive outlook. The important thing to remember when the going gets tough is that simply being
Have you ever been told you are an inadequate leader?
If you haven't, you're missing out. Believe it or not, the key to being a great leader may actually come from being inadequate.
Don't believe us? Well, the idea that the most successful people are those who feel inadequate
If we consider the fact that great leaders do not generate more followers, they generate more leaders, then it stands to reason that a great leader also needs to be a great mentor. How else will you really build strong leadership skills in your employees? Mentoring requires time and effort but
By Hamish Williams
It’s best to point out up front that boards are not made up of super humans, impervious to bad judgment and in possession of unlimited access to information. Every decision, no matter how well informed is made with a great deal of uncertainty. A
Guest post by Alison Vidotto
A key responsibility of any leader is to create a positive workplace culture for their team. There is no question of the many benefits that come as a result of having a positive, engaged team. So where do we begin?
The answer lies
By Susan Muldowney
Behavioural scientists have long believed that peak human potential can be reached through a system of rewards and punishments commonly referred to as the carrot-and-stick approach. It’s a theory that likens a human being to a donkey hitched to a cart